Pine Forest Elementary Update


Upcoming events

Dec. 7 Field Day & Blood Drive

Dec. 10-14 Santa Shop

Dec. 18 Choir Concert

Dec. 19 Grinch Day

Dec. 19 Choir performs at Kinsel Toyota

Dec. 20 Polar Express Day

Dec. 21 Early Dismissal (11:30)

Dec. 22 - Jan. 7 Christmas Break

Jan. 7 Teacher Work Day (No Students)

Christmas Dress up Days

Christmas Dress up Days

Here is a list of fun dress up days for the staff and students. I thought that this might relieve some of the stress that this time of year can have.

Monday, December 3: Get in the spirit of the season! Everyone can wear jeans with a red and/or green shirt.

Tuesday, December 4: It's Christmas Vacation! Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts, sunglasses, Santa hats, etc.

Wednesday, December 5: Mad About Plaid! Wear your favorite flannel shirt.

Thursday, December 6: Deck the Halls! Come decked out in your favorite holiday accessories (jewelry, scarves, hats, etc.)

Friday, December 7: Field Day!

Monday December 10: Texas Style Christmas! Dress in your favorite western-wear and cowboy hats as we celebrate Texas style.

Tuesday December 11: Tinsel Tuesday! Wear something sparkly and bright!

Wednesday, December 12: Mickey’s Magical Christmas! Dress as your favorite Disney Christmas Character; or, Storybook Character! Dress as your favorite Christmas storybook character.

Thursday, December 13: Peppermint Patties and Candy land! Everyone wear your favorite red and white (or even candy if you're creative).

Friday, December 14: Hats on, Hats on! Dig out your favorite holiday hat or headband to wear.

Monday, December 17: It's the Season of Giving! Wear your favorite holiday shirt.

Tuesday, December 18: Ugly Holiday Sweaters! You've got time to plan for this one. The tackier the better!

Wednesday, December 19: Grinch Day

Thursday, December 20: Polar Express Day

Assistance for students

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It’s been a stressful year! Isn’t life often stressful anyway? Join us to learn from the experts on how to handle stress in your family and with your children and teens. We will serve light refreshments and offer you great tips for a successful school year.

All parent nights except January 29 are at the VISD Administrative Annex, 200 S. Archie. 6:00-7:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 24 --- Handling Stress in Families with Is It Bullying or Not?

Presented by Region V Education Service Center and VISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo

OCTOBER 22 --- Coping Skills for Handling Family Situations with Bullying: What Do I Do Now?

Presented by Region V Education Service Center and VISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo

NOVEMBER 5 --- Bullying

Presented by Region V Education Service Center

DECEMBER 3 --- Healthcare that You Can Afford for Children and Families

Lesly Johnson of Legacy Community Health

JANUARY 29 --- Drum Circle! Handling Stress Through the Arts

Mark Shelton and Stacie Jannise of Young Audiences of Southeast Texas

(This parent night ONLY is in the Vidor High School old band hall.)

FEBRUARY 25 --- Depression and Suicide in Teens and Young People

Darla Daigle, formerly of Rape and Suicide Crisis Center

MARCH 4 --- EQUINE THERAPY: How Horses are Used to Heal with Dealing with Trauma in Families

Katie Durio, Stable-Spirit and Amber Woods, Spindletop MHMR

APRIL 1 --- Watching Your Words: Communicating with Your Kids with Handling Stress Through Physical Movement and Games

Buckner’s Family Services and Sally Andrews, VISD Coordinator of Community Relations

November Parental & Family Engagement Newsletter

We Are Teachers Articles

Pine Forest Elementary Commitments

  • At Pine Forest Elementary, we commit to providing a respectful, safe and caring learning environment for our Students.

  • At Pine Forest Elementary, we commit to communicating and support one another in a positive, respectful manner.

  • At Pine Forest Elementary, we commit to providing communication that is informative and consistent to our Parents.